Finland: Why is there an education shake-up? BBC News

| January 22, 2018

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Finland is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - and is seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But some fear it will harm academic standards. Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables.

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